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Representatives from CHS Eastern Farmers in Luverne and Magnolia presented a donation of $12,643.32 to the Rock County Food Shelf Thursday, May 28, at the United Methodist Church, Luverne, where the food shelf is located. Pictured (from left) are Josh Hanson and Carl Gehrke (agronomy department, Magnolia), Dan Kindt (energy department, Luverne), Sheila Stegenga (food shelf volunteer), Gary Lee (grain, Luverne) and Michelle Reinke (accounting, Luverne).
For three weeks in March, employees at CHS Eastern Farmers conducted their annual Harvest for Hunger food and funds drive. On Thursday, May 28, employees at the Luverne and Magnolia CHS locations donated $12,649.32 to the Rock County Food Shelf. “Large donations are wonderful,” said food shelf...
Enel Green Energy North America is requesting that Rock County Commissioners return a late penalty assessed to the company when it missed a tax payment deadline by more than two weeks. Enel operates the Prairie Rose Wind Farm located in northwest Rock County. Each February, energy production...
  Rock County residents may have noticed a unique-looking vehicle slowly driving down local streets this week. A team of five vehicles, each with a 360-degree camera and laser scanner mounted on the top, were in the area collecting imagery for Bing StreetSide, a Microsoft program that allows people...
  Are you interested in systems like strip tillage, but are unsure if reduced tillage actually has much of an impact on soil and its erosion potential? Do you currently practice reduced tillage and would like to see what is going on at and below the surface of your soil? Do you advise farmers and...
  As part of its commitment to strengthening rural communities, Blandin Foundation is once again making its Blandin Community Leadership Program (BCLP) available to residents from the Luverne area. This is the fourth time BCLP training has been available for the Luverne area. Examples of how BCLP...
Brandon Lee Honermann
A Luverne man is facing sexual assault charges for his alleged involvement with a minor child younger than 13. Brandon Lee Honermann, 21, Luverne, was arrested May 30 after it came to the attention of local authorities that he may have been molesting a young girl. The criminal complaint, filed...
In a special meeting Wednesday night, May 27, the Hardwick City Council voted to submit an offer to the county for tax-forfeited property located within city limits. The property at 105 N. Ross St. was once the site of a two-story single-family residence. The uninhabitable structure was demolished...
The Hills-Beaver Creek School Board voted not to participate in another three-year Flexible Learning Year Initiative. The action, which will go into effect with the 2016-17 school year, was taken at the H-BC board meeting Tuesday, May 26. Discussion at the meeting focused on the driving force...
A new kind of live outdoor music will be offered at this year’s Buffalo Days celebration in Luverne. “Rock on the River” will showcase the Everett Smithson Band under a tent at Redbird Field from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, June 6. The band is known throughout the Midwest for playing Zydeco, or...
Martha Bakken grew up on a farm several miles southwest of Luverne and attended a one-room school in District 13 in Rock County. She attended high school in Luverne, staying “in town” during the week and going home on weekends. She is pictured here for her high school graduation photograph in 1929.
  Martha Ingeborg Lunde Bakken, the oldest known resident in Rock County, died Thursday, May 28, at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls at the age of 104 years and 16 days. Martha was born to Nels and Emma (Rossum) Lunde in Luverne Township May 12,1911, and was a lifelong resident of Rock County.  ...

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